Plage de l’Espiguette: a natural area in Grau-du-Roi
The Espiguette beach is unique in Europe and is located at Port Camargue Grau-du-Roi in the Gard département (30). This sublime sandy beach is characterized by a succession of white dunes in a wild, unspoilt setting.
It is the jewel in the crown of the Camargue gardoise. With its 10 km of sand and the quality of its bathing water, the Espiguette beach stands out as the largest and most beautiful beach in the northern Mediterranean basin.
Easy to reach, this Camargue site is just 10 minutes from the town center, near your campsite in Grau-du-Roi by the sea. Get away from it all for your vacation in Port Camargue, with entertainment in Le Grau-du-Roi all season long!
The Espiguette beach: a protected area south of Port Camargue
An immense beach of fine sand, the Espiguette beach embodies a system of white dunes 10 km long, free of any construction and up to 12 m high. These 534 natural hectares have been part of the Grand site de la Camargue gardoise since 1998 and classified as a Grand site de France since 2014.
For their preservation, the dunes of the Espiguette beach are closed to the public. A great deal of work has been carried out to ensure their longevity. These include the installation of ganivelles, wooden footbridges, signage to raise public awareness of their fragility, reinforcement of 2 strips of dune, etc.
Extending as far as the beaches of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, the Espiguette beach is ideal for lovers of sea bathing and authentic open spaces. The whole family can enjoy this unusual environment with its remarkable landscapes. Naturism is authorized on the Espiguette beach in a marked area.
How do I get to Espiguette beach?
During your stay at our Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Grau-du-Roi, discover the majestic site of the Espiguette beach.
Camping les Jardins de Tivoli is an 8-minute drive via the route de l’Espiguette, 30240 le grau du roi. In the area closest to Port Camargue, you’ll find free parking and a first-aid post. This area remains wild but is very popular.
For an even wilder, more natural setting, continue towards the Espiguette lighthouse. Pay parking is available for €7 a day. Finally, walk 800 metres across the dunes to reach the sea.
At this point, the Espiguette beach is less frequented. You’re sure to find the peace and serenity you’re looking for. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the pink flamingos?
Entertainment at Grau-du-Roi near Espiguette beach
A vacation at the Grau-du-Roi campsite by the sea is synonymous with a dynamic and lively stay. With family or friends, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at Le Grau-du-Roi. You’ll find fun and entertainment all season long. If you’re staying in one of our accommodations at the Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Grau-du-Roi, come and enjoy yourself and have an unforgettable time thanks to our various activities:
- Aperitif games.
- Sports tournaments.
- Evening shows.
- Kids’ club for 6-12 year-olds
A vacation at the Grau-du-Roi campsite by the sea, near the Espiguette beach, also allows you to take part in some unique sporting activities:
- Water sports: kitesurfing, surfing, windsurfing, paddle, water skiing, jet skiing, etc.
- Boat rental.
- Kayaking and canoeing.
Would you like to go horseback riding on the Espiguette beach? During your stay at the Grau-du-Roi campsite by the sea, treat yourself to a magical moment.
A horseback ride is an exceptional opportunity to spend two hours surveying a deserted seaside resort. Close to nature, you’ll discover the unrivalled beauty of the Camargue, crossing the plains and marshes.
To find out more about the history and culture of the Camargue Gardoise, take a 4×4 safari along the Espiguette beach. Accompanied by a tour guide, set off for total immersion in an environment with breathtaking scenery.
Espiguette beach: discover the Espiguette lighthouse
Close to the Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Le Grau-du-Roi is the Espiguette lighthouse. For 150 years, from the top of its 27 meters. This emblematic lighthouse of the Camargue gardoise dominates the sea, the fishing port and, of course, the espiguette beach.
Since 2012, this square, black monument has been listed as a historical monument. Access is therefore regulated. Originally built 150 meters from the sea, the Espiguette lighthouse is now 700 meters from the shore. This retreat is caused by the movement of ocean currents, which bring sand back along the coast.
During your vacation at one of Grau-du-Roi’s 4-star seaside campsites. Brighten up one of your afternoons with a family outing to the Espiguette lighthouse. The commune of Grau-du-Roi is the instigator of a major project to install wooden decking on the dune. This will allow easy public access to the lighthouse from the Baronnets parking lot, while protecting the dune.
Your vacation at the Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Grau-du-Roi
If you’re looking for a vacation at a campsite by the sea in Grau-du-Roi, you’ve come to the right place. The 4-star Les Jardins de Tivoli campsite and water park is open all season. Located south of Port Camargue in a remarkable site with direct access to the beach.
In a tent, mobile home, camper van or chalet, every comfort is available to guarantee a vacation that lives up to your expectations.
As a family, enjoy the many activities organized by our teams of entertainers and entertainment at Le Grau-du-Roi. Looking for adventure?
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